Dear SEIU Local 121RN Members:
As you know, our “Stop Repeat Offender Hospitals” bill, SB 227 successfully made it all the way through the California Senate back in May. Now it’s repeating the process on the Assembly side of the statehouse. (For a quick reminder on how a bill becomes a law, check out the old “Schoolhouse Rock” video: “I’m just a bill.”)
Great news: on June 25th, our bill passed out of the Assembly Health Committee 10-to-3
Click »»» here to see how legislators voted.
Going into the day’s committee vote—the first step on this side of the statehouse—we knew from last year that our bosses over at the California Hospital Association save most of their heavy lobbying for the Assembly, spreading their fairytale that either they don’t have any staffing problems or if they do, it’s Nurses’ fault!
• GOING TO THE BATHROOM • STEPPING OFF THE FLOOR • FAMILY EMERGENCY • LACTATION…WHATEVER • FLU SEASON • SCHOOL CALLED • TRAFFIC IN L.A. •
Join our trip to Sacramento!
It’s really going to take all of us
to make sure this is signed into law!
Click »»» here to RSVP for our September 10–11 turnaround trip.
Check out what Riverside RN Monique has to say
about why she’s going on this important trip to Sacramento…
What this bill will do…
Our important “Stop Repeat Offender Hospitals” bill will create hospital accountability by establishing unannounced visits by CDPH and imposing fines against hospitals for violations of Title 22 nurse-to-patient ratios.
Gayle Batiste, RN, CNOR
President, SEIU Local 121RN
P.S. Be sure to sign this petition for national nurse-to-patient ratio regulations!